Backing up your entire music library to iCloud is essential in keeping your iPhone data secure against any unforeseen occurrences such as device loss, theft, damage or replacement. But it’s good you know the type of file iCloud permits for backup before getting started with iCloud. In this post, we shall be looking at the types of files iCloud permit for backup, how to backup music to iCloud, and how to backup non-purchased music file to PC.
Does iCloud Backup Music?
Yes, your can backup music to iCloud, but it depends on the type of music. If the music is purchased or synced to iPhone from iTunes, such song will be backed to your iCloud Music Library. Also, all iTunes purchased or synced files that are yet to become part of your iCloud Music Library will be backed up when iCloud is performing a full back up. However, if your iPhone music were neither purchased nor synced from iTunes, iCloud will not back them up to its server.
How to Backup Music to iCloud
There are many methods by which you can upload your iPhone data and files to iCloud for safekeeping. We’ve listed and explained the methods in the following paragraphs:
Method 1: Backup Music to iCloud via iPhone Settings
This is the easiest way to backup music to iCloud, and the backup can be completed as follows:
Step 1: Launch your iOS Settings app.
Step 2: Click “iCloud > Storage & Backup”. Then select the files you would like to back up.
Step 3: Click “Manage Storage” and from the list shown, choose your device and wait for the info page to load.
Step 4: Under Backup options, click “Show all Apps” and select Music.
You can now switch on your Wi-Fi network, connect your iPhone to a power source, and lock your screen for your iPhone music to back up automatically.
Method 2: How to Backup Music to iCloud via iCloud Music Library
When iCloud Music Library is turned on, you’ll have access to all your music collections across all your Apple mobile devices sharing the same iCloud account. But this service only works for iOS and macOS device users who are subscribed to Apple Music.
If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, then you can follow these steps to backup music to iCloud and share it on all your other devices such as Mac, PC, iPod Touch or iPad:
Step 1: Make sure you are signed in to iCloud on all your devices using the same Apple ID.
Step 2: Launch your iPhone Settings app, and click on “Music” tab. Tap “iCloud Music Library” to turn it on.
Step 3: Choose to keep or erase the music on your device by clicking “Keep Music or Delete & Replace”.
How to Backup Non-Purchased iPhone Music
Backing up music to iCloud comes with huge monthly subscription fees, and no one will advise you to continue paying such subscription fees for a service that has a close alternative. Yes, you can choose to back up your iPhone music to PC or Mac in order to shelve iCloud’s unnecessary fees.
iMyFone TunesMate can aid you to back up all or some specific iPhone music to computer with a onetime cost. It can back up different media files from any iOS device to computer and can transfer such files back to any iOS device without restrictions, errors or limitations. All you need it to touch a few buttons and your music files are backed up on your PC or Mac.
- Backup iPhone music without any limits, errors, or restrictions associated with iTunes.
- All your iPhone music, videos, photos, and other media files can be backed up.
- Offers a two-way backup feature which can backup iPhone music to iTunes/computer and restores music from iTunes/computer to iPhone.
- Transfer/back up of both purchased and non-purchased media files.
- Transfer music files to/from iTunes without opening iTunes on your PC.
- It can aid you to rebuild iTunes media library while backing your device up.
Steps to backup iPhone non-purchased music to computer:
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your PC using a USB cable, then launch iMyFone TunesMate. You’ll need to download and install TunesMate on your PC if you’re yet to.
Step 2: Click “Music > Export > Export to PC”.
Step 3: Browse and select your target folder. Then click “OK” to begin backing up your music files to your PC.